Saturday, 4 February 2012

Getting just a little bit older

So it was my birthday on Friday.  I climbed just a little higher into my late twenties, and you know what?  It hasn't fazed me at all!  I kinda like the older me.  

I had the chance this week to spend some quality time with a bunch of my closest friends, the ones I've known and loved for many years, and have shared this aging and maturing journey with me.  And we all came to the same conclusion... we are all now at the age where we're into our career paths and pretty damn good at what we do, our colleagues respect our opinion, we are in serious relationships, creating families, gaining more responsibility, and unless we think about it all too deeply, we're not too daunted by it all!  I like that my face has developed laugh lines.  I love that I've gone from hating to wear jewelry to having seven pieces that are now never to be removed.  I love that I have met and married my best friend, and that we have been together since I was a teenager.  I love making our home.  I love the idea that soon our home will be full of babies.  I love that adult life has brought me to this blog and to my creative side, which definitely was not there when I was younger!

My husband turns 30 this year, and is far from silently worried about that fact.  I guess until I'm facing that number I can't really understand why he feels so daunted by it.  To me, the older you get, the more you have achieved in life.  I'm hoping to make him a father at 30.  We'll have been married three years at 30.  In my opinion, life will get better at 30!!  I hope I'm right!

He definitely spoiled me this birthday.  He always does, but this time he went above and beyond the usual.  His gifts were VERY heartfelt and meaningful, preempting his present-giving with a beautiful speech about how much he loves and respects me, and how brave he thinks I am after everything else we've been through.  I was in tears even before ripping through the paper.  Here's what I received:

This sapphire and diamond ring, with matching earrings.
These match the sapphire crucifix necklace he gave me the Christmas after we lost our first pregnancy.

Issey Miyake 'Florale' because I inherited my Nan's love of florals. 
And Anna Sui 'Rock Me!'to complete my Anna Sui collection.

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